Puma Biotechnology (PBYI) Downgraded to “Hold” at BidaskClub

BidaskClub downgraded shares of Puma Biotechnology (NASDAQ:PBYI) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note published on Tuesday.

PBYI has been the topic of several other research reports. Cowen cut Puma Biotechnology from an outperform rating to a market perform rating and dropped their price objective for the stock from $123.00 to $68.00 in a research note on Wednesday, January 24th. Credit Suisse Group set a $106.00 price objective on Puma Biotechnology and gave the stock a buy rating in a research note on Friday, March 2nd. Zacks Investment Research cut Puma Biotechnology from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note on Monday, January 15th. Stifel Nicolaus set a $95.00 price objective on Puma Biotechnology and gave the stock a buy rating in a research note on Friday, March 9th. Finally, Barclays lowered their target price on Puma Biotechnology from $92.00 to $90.00 and set an overweight rating for the company in a report on Friday, March 2nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. Puma Biotechnology presently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $103.11.

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Shares of NASDAQ:PBYI opened at $66.40 on Tuesday. Puma Biotechnology has a 52-week low of $28.35 and a 52-week high of $136.90. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.91, a quick ratio of 1.79 and a current ratio of 1.82.

Puma Biotechnology (NASDAQ:PBYI) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, March 1st. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($1.71) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($1.98) by $0.27. The firm had revenue of $21.60 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $20.83 million. During the same period last year, the company earned ($1.22) EPS. equities analysts predict that Puma Biotechnology will post -4.07 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other Puma Biotechnology news, SVP Richard Paul Bryce sold 1,860 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, January 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $92.75, for a total transaction of $172,515.00. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now owns 25,379 shares in the company, valued at $2,353,902.25. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, insider Alan H. Auerbach sold 10,692 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, January 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $92.75, for a total value of $991,683.00. Following the sale, the insider now owns 4,155,931 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $385,462,600.25. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 21.10% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB purchased a new stake in shares of Puma Biotechnology during the 4th quarter valued at $292,000. J. Goldman & Co LP lifted its holdings in shares of Puma Biotechnology by 94.1% during the 4th quarter. J. Goldman & Co LP now owns 31,829 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $3,146,000 after purchasing an additional 15,429 shares during the last quarter. Doheny Asset Management CA purchased a new stake in shares of Puma Biotechnology during the 4th quarter valued at $870,000. MetLife Investment Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Puma Biotechnology during the 4th quarter valued at $1,363,000. Finally, Endurant Capital Management LP lifted its holdings in shares of Puma Biotechnology by 39.7% during the 4th quarter. Endurant Capital Management LP now owns 29,900 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $2,956,000 after purchasing an additional 8,500 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 95.95% of the company’s stock.

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About Puma Biotechnology

Puma Biotechnology, Inc is a biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the development and commercialization of products for the treatment of cancer. The Company focuses on in-licensing the development and commercialization rights to over three drug candidates, including PB272 (neratinib (oral)), PB272 (neratinib (intravenous)) and PB357.

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